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(pôrshē-ō′, -tē-ō′)
n. pl. por•ti•o•nes (-shē-ōnēz, -tē-)
  1. A part or segment, as of an organ.
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Historical Examples

  • This nerve is the portio major or superficialis of the nerve usually known as the ramus ophthalmicus superficialis in the adult.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • Deal with the ear, and remember that it has its portio mollis as you gently probe your way into its tube.